Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another Giveaway on Treasures for Tots

Angie is doing such a fun giveaway this week! She is celebrating Mardis Gras by giving away a King Cake! Be sure to enter here. She's from Louisiana, so the cake is sure to be good!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Felt Pancakes Tutorial

Mia asks me almost every day to make her more food, so finally this morning while she was watching Max and Ruby, I decided to make her pancakes. I love the way they turned out.
Materials You'll Need:
9x12 piece of beige felt
9x12 piece of brown felt
Scrap piece of cream felt for the butter
embroidery needle
brown, cream, and beige embroidery floss
circle stencil (I used a cd case, it was the perfect size!)

Ok, lets get started! First trace two circles onto your beige piece of felt like so.

Next cut out all your pieces. I didn't use a stencile for the syrup, I just started cutting and hoped it would look like syrup in the end, LOL. This way each pancake you make will look a little different which I like because real pancakes aren't exactly the same. You'll cut a square shape out of your cream piece the same size as butter.
I started hand embroidering the butter onto the syrup piece first. Start your stitch from the bottom and do a whip stitch all the way around. When you get to the end, tie a knot underneath. Repeat these steps when embroidering your syrup to your beige circle.
Once your syrup is embroidered on, you'll want to embroider the top of the pancake to the bottom of the pancake. I like to start my first stitch between both layers to hide the knot.
I did a blanket stitch all the way around, but you can also do a whip stitch if you prefer. When you're finished tie your knot on the bottom layer of the pancake.
All done! Mia liked serving this up with her felt fried eggs to Daddy this morning. Now I just need to get busy and make her more than one pancake! If you have ANY questions, please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address and I'll be sure to answer them :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

I Fixed It!

Remember the bubble skirt i tried to make yesterday that went all wrong? I fixed it today and made it into a tiered skirt instead. My friend Amy suggested it and I'm so glad she did. It's still a little big on her, but she'll grow into it.
Even though I made this headband for me, it looks really cute on Mia too, so maybe I'll share it with her! Miss Mia could wear a potato sack and make it look good...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

3 Rosettes Headband Using Heather Bailey Fabric

This afternoon I attempted to make a bubble skirt for Mia that went terribly wrong. I don't know how to make one, but it made sense in my mind to just fold over a yard of fabric and make an elastic waistband. I figured it would bubble out, LOL, but it didn't! Now I have to figure out what else I can make out of it...maybe a double sided tunic top. The skirt is way too long for Mia or I would just sew a seam at the bottom and call it good. Anyway-tonight I just wanted a no brainer project to work on, so this is what I made for myself! I've been wearing my hair up a ton lately since having baby number two and need some new hair accessories! I couldn't get a good picture of it where you can see each rosette, but you get the idea. On the two outside rosettes there are 3 swarovski crystals in the center.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sundress #2

I've been meaning to post pictures of this dress, but wanted to wait until I got a few cute ones of Miss Mia modeling it. Today she asked if we could go to the park, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to snap some shots of her. This one is a little different from the first dress I made. I decided to add a border on the bottom of it. I used Heather Bailey fabric from her Nicey Jane line. I found the tutorial on how to make this dress from lilblueboo. You can find the link on a previous post about the first dress I made. Sundresses are Mia's favorite thing to wear here since it's so hot and humid year round, so I will be making her more of these with changes to each one.

A New Design for Angie from Treasures for Tots

Angie from Treasures for Tots made this cute Jelly Roll Skirt and asked that I design a flower clip for her daughter to match. She wanted a tangerine orange flower and asked that I throw in some pink if I could. This is what I came up with! I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Unfortunately it doesn't photograph as well as it looks in person, but at least you can get an idea as to what it looks like. If you click on the link above, you can check out her cute skirt and tutorial on how to make it. She's going to make Mia one-I'm so excited to get it :) If there is anything I can design for you, please let me know! With Valentine's Day and Easter coming up, my designs are sure to be a hit!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Giveaway on Treasures for Tots!
My friend Angie from Treasures for Tots is doing a giveaway for her DARLING felt Valentine fortune cookies! I hope I win, but click on the above link so you have a chance to win as well :)

White Gerber Daisy Headband

This gerber daisy comes in white, baby blue, and a mix of pink and yellow. For any questions just leave a comment with your contact info. This particular gerber daisy has pink swarovski crystals in the center, but I have several other colors.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Tickled Pink Skirt

I got a gift card to Heather Bailey's online store for Christmas, and bought a bunch of fabric from her Nicey Jane line. I wanted to make Mia a really sweet skirt for Valentine's Day, and think I succeeded with this fabric! It didn't take me too long to make either. I didn't use a pattern, I just took Mia's waist and length measurements. I'm in love with Heather Bailey fabric, and think these two prints are so cute together. Now I just need to find a sweet little Valentine shirt to match -OR- make my own. We'll see!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

And the Winner Is....

Angie!!! Congratulations :) Be sure to email me your address so I can get it out to you! It will look so cute in Serenity's hair!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fresh for Spring

White flower with irridescent swarovski crystals in the center. I have this same flower in tangerine orange and a dark pink. I have several different colors of crystals that can go in the center if you don't want irridescent. This is one of MY favorite flowers for myself and for Mia because it goes with EVERYTHING!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fried Eggs Anyone?

I have been obsessed with felt food lately! I made tea party type food for Mia for Christmas and she just LOVES it and keeps asking that I make more, so I decided to start making her breakfast foods since she likes to feed me in the morning :) I love the way these turned out! Unfortunately I didn't think to do a tutorial when I made them, so I don't have pictures, but I will try my best to explain how I made them.

Materials Needed:
1. White and Yellow felt (I got mine at WalMart for 44cents a sheet)
2. White and Yellow embroidery floss
3. Embroidery needle
4. Scissors
5. Stuffing (I bought a big bag at WalMart so it will last me for other projects, but I suppose you could use cotton balls that you separate so they aren't in a clump if you don't have stuffing)

Lets get started!

For each fried egg you will cut out one yellow circle for your yolk and two eggwhite shapes using your white felt.
Next you will get little bit of stuffing and kind of form it to the shape of your yellow piece because this is what will make your egg yolk puff up a bit. I just eye balled it to what I thought looked good then started pinning my yellow piece over it along the edges.
Now-tie a knot on one side of your yellow embroidery floss and thread the other side through your embroidery needle. Once you've done that pull your needle through the backside of the felt so your knot will be on the bottom. Now you do a whip stitch all the way around your egg yolk.
Lastly-get your second piece of white felt and line it up underneath your piece with the egg yolk and whip stitch all the way around the edges of the eggwhite with your white embroidery floss. And Taaaadaaa! So easy and so cute! If you have any questions feel free to ask by leaving me a comment.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Felt Valentine Hairclip Giveaway

It's time for another giveaway! I wanted to make something cute to go with Mia's Valentine shirt and thought I would make another one to share with one of you-However, if you aren't a winner and still would like this clip, you can place your order by leaving a comment with your contact info (email address). I used red felt hand embroidered with pink along the edges with a pink felt heart in the center also embroidered around the edges. For a final touch I added a red swarovski crystal :) Here are the rules:
1. If you haven't already, add yourself as a follower
2. Leave me a comment along with a way for me to contact you (in case you win)
3. And let your friends/family know about the giveaway if you think they'd be interested

*If you don't add yourself as a follower, you will automatically be disqualified*
I will have Mia draw a name on Sunday and will post the winner.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My First Dress!

Today I FINALLY got around to making this border fabric sundress by lilblueboo using Amy Butler fabric. It looks so cute on Miss Mia!
I forgot to add an extra 1-2 inches on the bust like the tutorial said for non-stretchy fabric so it was too small...UGGG!
Not to worry though, my friend Amy helped me improvise by showing me how to add a zipper and hooks :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sweet Headband for Valentine's Day

Pink and white flower headband with pink and iridescent swarovski crystals in the center and pink tulle on each side of the flower. I think this is will be so sweet for Valentine's Day! I just love headbands with Mia's hair pulled up to hold back all her fly aways. If you'd like one for your little sweetie, order soon, they are $15-Valentine's Day is just around the corner. *Note* If you'd like all pink crystals in the center, or something different, let me know in the comment section at the bottom of this post. Leave me your email address in the comment section so we can discuss your design :) Also, to view another angle of this headband, look at the post below, Mia is wearing it while drawing the winner of the applique giveaway.


We Have a Winner!

Mia drew a name this afternoon, and the winner is.....Drum roll please-Toni Mann! Congrats Toni. Please email me with your contact info so I can be sure to mail out your applique :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Applique Giveaway!

Happy New Year!!! In honor of the new year, I'd like to do a fun little giveaway. Since I've been on this applique kick, I thought it would be fitting to give away an iron on applique so you can embellish your own onesie or t-shirt :) Here are the rules:
1. You MUST leave a comment
2. Add yourself as a follower
3. If you'd like, share the love with your friends and post my giveaway to your blog if you have one.

I will have Mia draw a name out of a hat on Monday and will post the lucky winner!